ALAN HYNES

S̶M̶O̶K̶I̶N̶G̶ THE KILLS

Graphic Design, Music, Posters, Printmaking, typography

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A set of screen printed concert posters for the opening three nights of The Kills tour, on the road in support of their new album Ash and Ice. For a band that seems to celebrate smoking as much as the Kills do,  I felt defiantly defacing the ubiquitous warning label from cigarette packs was the only direction to take for this poster.

I have always wanted to put a hole through a stack of posters for various reasons. As it turns out, it’s quite a bit more complicated than I had guessed if any degree of control is to be maintained. After a few near disasters and a little expert help there were only a couple of poster casualties and I think the end result is pretty convincing with each ‘cigarette burn’ being unique to each poster.

Limited copies of all three versions are available here

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NETFLIX’ NARCOS – SEASON 2 POSTER

Film posters, Graphic Design, Posters, Printmaking, typography

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I was recently commissioned to create a screenprinted poster design for Narcos – Netflix’ fantastic serial on the life and demise of notorious cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. Season two tells of Pablo’s escape from prison and his subsequent death.

 

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Mondo requested I provide some process photos detailing how I went about creating the poster image.  I declined due to fear of exposure, but have since been alerted to surveillance photos captured during the timeframe posted on Mondo’s very own site.

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BOTTLE ROYALE!

Graphic Design, Music, Posters

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New concert poster for Puscifer, a side project of Maynard James Keenan from the Grammy Award-winning band Tool.

Touring with a Lucha Libre themed stage show and new album, this image is my variation of the famous Rubin’s Vase illusion and features two luchadores preparing to battle it out over the Mezcal worm.

Posters are 18″ by 24″ screenprints with a metallic ink and are available in my shop.

Show Edition (blue) of 175

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Variant Edition (green) of 30

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THE FINAL GIRLS

Film posters, Graphic Design, Posters

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Mondo commissioned poster for The Final Girls directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. An inventive and hilarious horror-comedy riff on typical slasher movie tropes.

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, star of an infamous 80’s horror, finds herself mysteriously trapped inside the cult classic movie during an anniversary screening. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s machete-wielding killer.

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PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY GOLDEN VARIANT GIVEAWAY!!!

Graphic Design, Posters, Printmaking

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goldvarPrimus are ending their final shows ever touring with their twisted musical interpretation of the famous film and In keeping with the spirit of the original movie that-inspired-the-band-that-inspired-the-record-that-inspired-the-poster, (and after talking at length with Mr. Wilder in a dream), I have chosen to disregard the overpriced and underwhelming!, the uninspired and all-conforming! the vapid and the unvarying variant!
I have decided to give!, not sell!, but GIVE! these rarest of rare Golden Variants away!

Five Golden Variants! have been randomly inserted into custom candy cane tubes amongst a limited number of the original show posters.

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Five Golden Variantshave been randomly inserted into custom candy cane tubes amongst a limited number of the variant colourway posters.

Whether you see an optical illusion within an optical illusion or the terrible irony of an Oompa Loompa putting in hours on Labor Day, I urge you to take advantage of this once in a lifetime gamble!

Designer signed and numbered Copies of both regular and variant versions of the poster go for sale my webstore  Friday, Sept 18th at 12.00 PST 

Variant copies of the poster will ship later than the regular show versions of the poster, please see each listing for more details.

Purchase of either the regular version of the concert poster or the variant of the concert poster does not a Golden Variant guarantee, but whichever poster you receive, I sincerely hope, happy you shall be!

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PRIMUS WITH DINOSAUR JR. CONCERT POSTER

Graphic Design, Music, Posters, Printmaking

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Poster for Primus at Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee WI. 08/06/15

18″ x 24″ Edition of 225 signed and numbered
4 colour screen print

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‘TIS THE SEA SON

Graphic Design, typography

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In true holiday fashion this years Christmas card incorporates the Unholy Trinity of Graphic Design;  clip art, bad puns and Comic Sans.

*Quick shipping note – all orders through my site will ship the first week of January, apologies for any inconvenience. Happy Holidays!!

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“THE UNPLAYABLE PIECE” – GRAND PIANO SOUNDTRACK 7″

Graphic Design, Music, Record Covers

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I recently completed this limited edition package design for the soundtrack to Grand Piano, a Hitchcockian thriller starring Elijah Wood, John Cusack and Alex Winter. Elijah Wood plays Tom Selznick a once promising pianist returning for a comeback performance, only to be the target of a sniper who will kill him if he plays one wrong note. Directed by the talented Eugenio Mira who also wrote the score, the music at the heart of this film is “La Cinquette,” a complicated piano work known as the “The Unplayable Piece”.

I designed the custom 7″ sleeve for Mondo as a formal invitation to the recital from the film, embossed with gold foil on the front, interior and back. The piano cover can be propped up with the flap used to access the record and when opened reveals the keys to be snipers bullets.

A small number of the vinyl records were pressed without a centre hole, making it a truly Unplayable Piece. More info here

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JACK WHITE FRANKFURT ’14 CONCERT POSTER

Graphic Design, Music, Posters, Printmaking

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I’m not going to say too much about this poster as I think the image speaks for Itself but I did snap the photo and can honestly say there were no photoshop shenanigans of any sort involved…

Jack’s “3” obsession continues with the addition of barbed wire as Roman numeral but if you’re a sucker for conceptual design then I’ll happily tell you it’s also a graphic representation of the physical and metaphysical boundaries between life and death…deep stuff right?

Jack White Frankfurt ’14 is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint in a limited run of 195, signed and numbered by Alan Hynes.

Copies go on sale Wednesday November 19th at 10.00am (PST) in  my webstore

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MOONLIGHTING AT THE SFMOMA ARTISTS GALLERY

Exhibits, Film posters, Graphic Design, Posters, skateboards

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I’m honoured to have been invited to show my work at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery in San Francisco. Moonlighting – Designers, photographers, illustrators and their art runs till December 18th and includes a collection of my skateboard designs alongside some of my movie and music posters. More info on the exhibition can be found here

A full gallery of photographs from the opening reception can be found here

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